The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) hosted the Ethiopian Reconciliation Commission on Wednesday 12th June 2019 at the Commission’s office Headquarters. The Ethiopian Reconciliation Commission is a temporal body that was established in December 2018 by the Ethiopian government whose objective is to maintain peace, justice and national unity and consensus and also reconciliation among Ethiopian people. The aim of the meeting was to share the Commission’s mandate and insights surrounding conflict mitigation and reconciliation mechanisms. Speaking during the meeting, the Commission Secretary, Mr. Hassan Mohamed confided that for a long time, the two countries have had close ties and thus would be prudent to share a peace keeping framework and ideas to enhance and build a strong, peaceful and reconciliation institution. “NCIC Kenya is among the few institutions across Africa that had already been created as a peace institution to stand and combat all forms of discrimination, ethnicity as well as inter-community conflicts that end up dividing people and causing violence,” said Mr. Hassan.
Among the key issues highlighted during the meeting included the constitutional mandate of the commission, formation as well as the governance adopted by the Commission, ways of solving conflicts, and the Commission’s achievements and challenges over the years. Additionally, the delegates were advantaged and actively informed on ways which they can bring their communities together and how to identify causes of conflicts so as to promote healing and reconciliation.
The Ethiopian Reconciliation Commission is a temporal body that was established in December 2018 by the Ethiopian government whose objective is to maintain peace, justice and national unity and consensus and also reconciliation among Ethiopian people.